When it comes to aesthetic procedures and practices, there has never been as many treatment choices as there are currently. From anti-wrinkle injections, to dermal fillers, there are a range of ways to effectively tackle some of the most common skin complaints. This includes hyper-pigmentation. But what is this? And how can dermaplaning help? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic in Preston, we are leading aesthetic professionals. We offer a range of high quality, professional treatments, that can tackle a variety of skin issues, including dermaplaning. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about dermaplaning and hyper-pigmentation.
What is hyper-pigmentation?
So, first of all, what exactly is hyper-pigmentation? Well, this occurs when the skin produces more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. By producing more melanin, darker spots or patches can appear on the skin, creating an uneven skin tone.
There are many different forms of hyper-pigmentation, and these include:
- sun spots
- age spots
- post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation
How to prevent hyper-pigmentation
Hyper-pigmentation is not always something that can be prevented, as there are so many factors to consider. But to try and prevent the most common types of hyper-pigmentation, you could:
Always use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect the skin. This can also stop any sun spots from becoming darker over time.
Avoid touching the skin after an injury. Whether its a spot, scab, or burn, while this is healing, you should avoid touching the skin and definitely avoid picking or pulling at it. This can help prevent the new skin cells becoming discoloured.
Although hyper-pigmentation is generally harmless, many people wish to have this removed, or reduced in appearance so that it is no longer noticeable. Dermaplaning is one of the potential treatment options, as well as other popular choices, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. However, dermaplaning is the most gentle option, suitable for all skin types and for people with very sensitive skin.
How can dermaplaning tackle hyper-pigmentation?
Dermaplaning involves a professional, qualified practitioner removing the top layers of skin from the face, as well as any villus hair, or peach fuzz. This is carried out by using a surgical scalpel to gently stroke across the surface of the skin, and remove any dead skin cells, debris or dirt. This leaves your skin smooth, soft and revitalized. But how does this help hyper-pigmentation?
Well, dermaplaning can help to even out your skin tone as it causes deep exfoliation. By removing the top layer of skin, this triggers the body to produce a range of new skin cells, and these will take the place of the old ones. This means that cells with increased pigment will be replaced by brand new cells without this issue. The process helps even out your skin tone and makes it smoother overall, while also leaving your skin soft, and radiant.
For more formation or advice, why not make an appointment with Preston’s leading clinic today, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?